Liparis latilabris Rolfe 1903 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part Shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Broad Lip Liparis - In China Kuo Chun Yang Er Suan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and north Vietnam on trees or rocks along valleys at elevations around 1200 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with close set,narrowly ovoid to narrowly ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2, membraneous, articulate, oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, often more or less narrowly winged, 8 to 14" [35 cm] long, 10 to many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;